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, so no traffic in all of massachusetts, 100 days ago superstorm sandy devastated stretches of the northeast. many are stocking up on food, water, gas in case there are shortages, and there are possibilities of that. they're already warning of possible widespread powerout acknowledges, in new york city it might be ice first. we're in lower manhattan. battery park city. this is misery upon misery for superstorm sandy victims. >> certainly is. this huge snowstorm is going to hit many of the exact same areas that sandy hit so hard just about, as you said, 100 days ago. there are many people, victims of sandy, who still are not back in their homes, living in shelters, many of them. there are many who have not back into their homes but have not yet got full power. cannot run full heating. so they're going to suffer a great deal tonight with these diving temperatures. the snow and the winds that are also coming with this. and if those factors don't do enough damage, there's also great concern about the storm surge. take a look at these figures. new jersey, new york, east of new yo
this weather here. but you know, other people they learn their lesson following superstorm sandy and hunkered down and topped off the gas tanks and got all sorts of supplies and food and nonperishables and enjoying the day. back to you. >> you're exactly right. preparation was key. thanks so much, kelly. >> well, we're getting new information on near historic snowfall totals and the storm is not over, it's churning for another couple of hours and rick reichmuth is live outside our studios, the good thing you can say about this, it happened going into a saturday, a weekend. >> certainly that helps for folks, you don't have to be on the roads going to work and that's the only real positive of it. the images you're seeing in central park there with anna looking pretty good, however, if you go around 40 miles piece of here, that's where it was mayhem and we saw some snowfall accumulating at the rate of about 6 inches an hour and then stranded a ton of cars out on the lie and abandon the cars and they're stuck out there. take a look at the weather maps, where we saw the worst of it. new york city
of one but allison, you're mentioning four. it appears people learned lessens following superstorm sandy and heeding the warnings. traffic bans were in place. police in new york mentioned there were hundreds of cars stuck on the long island expressway. people really thinking back to the blizzard of '78 when the last travel plan was in place in boston. residents have been getting hit hard and they're trying to keep up with the snowfall. let's take a listen. >> this is the second time i've been out. i only got this little snowblower. i need a plow. >> reporter: over 600,000 power outages around massachusetts and rhode island. outages are not as bad in new york and new jersey, connecticut. there's about 39,000 there. the airports in new york and boston, hartford, those are all closed. we're learning nuclear is trying to get -- newark is trying to get that airport open and get people in the air to their destinations. one good thing about this, we haven't seen kids yet because it's early, but it's a nice snow day for folks. it's nice it happened on the weekend, because there would have been m
officials who of course are still marting from the reaction they had to superstorm sandy, the long island power authority has turned over supervision of this disaster or potential disaster based on this being a blizzard warning, to national grid, which is another power company that provides service. in addition, bank of america -- sometimes things we don't think about, like charging our phones before the power goes out, or this tweet from bank of america that said, make a trip to the atm for cash, fill up your gas tank and cubboards, charge your cell phone and at this point since my mouth is feeing and i can no longer speak well, back to you. a sir serious storm moving through. new york now declaring a state of emergency. >> all right, go home, cuddle up. this just in merely 4400 flights now cancelled today and saturday as this blizzard creates a travel nightmare nationwide. on the phone with me now, dan baker from flight aware. the number keeps risingy. does this top out? are we talking five, six, ten thousand flights canceled? >> at this point, you would want to be if you were in their
after superstorm sandy? >> reporter: right, the ripple effect could be huge. new york city is saying we are certainly prepared for the storm but flooding always is a main concern especially for the areas left vulnerable following superstorm sandy. they're more vulnerable to the high winds and that storm surge. here in the big apple, they have 250,000 tons of salt on standby as well as 1800 snowplows. new york city transportation authority is preparing to use superpowered snow throwers in an effort to keep the trains running smoothly. new york's governor, andrew cuomo is setting up at noon today his emergency operations center. rick, that is really to coordinate all the relief efforts. back to you. rick: anna kooiman, live in midtown manhattan. new york city. anna thank you. alisyn: as you can imagine this major snowstorm is paralyzing air travel. that affects people across the country not just on the east coast. airlines have canceled more than 3 thou flights today. this man hoping to fly from phoenix to boston, well, he is not going anywhere for days. >> our initial flight was canceled
, in particular to areas made vulnerable following superstorm sandy including long island and new jersey. now, the federal emergency management agency has also gotten involved, monitoring the storm from washington, d.c. and urging everyone in the northeast to heed the local warnings here and to stay indoors until this storm passes. jenna, back to you. jenna: anna, thank you. jon: gun control, you probably know, is a centerpiece of the president's second term agenda likely to be a part of his state of the union address on tuesday. some critics are saying the mainstream media essentially are cheerleaders for this push by the president. check out piers morgan's reaction to firing what is a legal machine gun. [gunfire] >> why would any civilian need one of these? >> this is an investment. i purchased one of these a while back for about $1200 and sold it -- $12,000 and sold it for $45,000. >> incredible. incredible. jon: also a week after the white house released this photo of the president shooting skeet at camp david, the white house still answering questions about why it didn't put the photo ou
for the coastline that was left very vulnerable to storm surge following superstorm sandy and fema getting involved monitoring the snowstorm from washington d.c., saying please heed the warning. back to you. >> martha: anna, thank you so much. conditions as you've been hearing from anna and see in the window behind me things are rapidly going downhill. here is a look at the live weather radar right now. you can see the massive blizzard, it's actually really i two systems, but they've pretty much collided into one large one at this point and now our chief meteorologist rick reichmuth is getting brand new information on which areas we expect to get hit hardest and when. how much time have we got, rick? >> they're getting ready to merge, these two storms, but the nor'easter has formed, but the upper level energy from this other storm will in four to five hours, but we're getting heavy rain as we planned. the new york line has been so difficult to predict because that rain-snow line is right around new york city, so anywhere just to the north is snow and just to the south is rain and right around new y
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